Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Bonhoeffer’s Missiological Approach

I appreciate how Richard Bliese summarized Bonhoeffer’s missional emphasis in his chapter Bonhoeffer and the Great Commission, in the book that he and Van Gelder edited called, Evangelizing  Church. 1. There is mission with the view from inside: renewal The … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – The Series

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church Part 1: Introduction Through dialoging with Leonardo Boff and Miroslav Volf in regard to their understanding of the Social … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part 7

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church Conclusion Boff and Volf have demonstrated a rich understanding of the social Trinity, in that within God we see … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part 6

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church Interacting with Boff and Volf Both Boff and Volf have a strong view of the social Trinity that informs … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part 5

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church Ontology, Roles, and Perichoresis For Boff, the primacy of love and communion is established in the fact that the … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part 4

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church Emphasize the One or the Three? Should the emphasis within the Godhead be on the one or the three?  … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part 3

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology, and Church Leadership “In the beginning is communion.”[1] Scripture and subsequent creeds testify that before … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part 2

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church The Ascent of the Social Trinity While the Trinity is a reality revealed in scripture, the doctrine of the … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part I

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church We live in a society where “faith lived ecclesially is being replaced by faith lived individualistically.”[1] People want spirituality … Continue reading

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Ways Lesslie Newbigin Helped to Cultivate a More Robust Missional Ecclesiology

Lesslie Newbigin has made significant contributions to ecclesiology.  First, along with with Bosch, he helped recover the missionary nature of the church by reminding us that mission is not primarily a task given the church, but the church in her … Continue reading

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